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Metro Councilmember Zulfat Suara to speak at Wyatt Center Rotunda Nov. 15

Nov. 13, 2019—On Friday, Nov. 15, Vanderbilt and Nashville community members are invited to attend “An Evening with Metro Council Member-At-Large Zulfat Suara,” who will give a talk at the Wyatt Center Rotunda from 7 to 8 p.m.

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Native American Heritage Month continues with Frist Art Museum visit on Nov. 14

Nov. 13, 2019—On Thursday, Nov. 14, community members can participate in a dinner and visit to the Frist Art Museum for a talk by featured artist Rose B. Simpson. The first 20 people to RSVP will be able to participate in a dinner at the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, followed by a bus ride to the Frist for Simpson’s talk.

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Author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture on Nov. 21

Nov. 8, 2019—Acclaimed author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will keynote a signature event as part of the Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. The event, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, is free and open to the public.

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Churchwell, Meharry’s Hildreth lead summit for black men interested in health professions

Nov. 8, 2019—Dr. André L. Churchwell, interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, co-led a half-day summit recently for black men interested in pursuing health professions. The event, co-led by Dr. James Hildreth, president of Meharry Medical College, attracted more than 100 high school and college students from across the state and region.

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Vanderbilt spotlights the ‘extraordinary’

Nov. 7, 2019—The Vanderbilt community celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month throughout October and into early November with events honoring the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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Vanderbilt community celebrates LGBTQI History Month

Nov. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt marked LGBTQI History Month in October with a series of events honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex narratives and history, and by engaging community members in meaningful reflection, programming and education.

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Shellaway featured on panel discussing how to build a diverse and inclusive legal team

Nov. 6, 2019—Vice Chancellor, General Counsel and University Secretary Ruby Shellaway recently joined five other Nashville leaders for a panel discussion focused on building a diverse and inclusive legal team as part of a continuing legal education seminar for Nashville-area law firm partners and in house counsel.

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Steinem encourages collaboration, cross-generational dialogue for modern feminists during Vanderbilt talk

Nov. 4, 2019—Feminist activist and award-winning writer Gloria Steinem is hopeful about the future of feminism and its critical role in shaping society and policy around the world, she told a full house of Vanderbilt community members gathered at Central Library on Nov. 1.

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Vanderbilt welcomes most selective, diverse first-year class

Oct. 28, 2019—The Vanderbilt University Class of 2023—by the numbers—reflects the institution’s significant progress in building an inclusive community of highly accomplished scholars.

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Nominate a staff member for the Diversity Leadership Award

Oct. 28, 2019—Nominations are open for the 2019-20 Diversity Leadership Awards recognizing staff members who demonstrate exemplary leadership that puts the ideals of equity, diversity and inclusion into practical action. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Nov. 25.

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Vanderbilt and Posse Foundation mark 30 years of partnership with Reunion gathering

Oct. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s Posse Scholars program celebrated its 30th anniversary at an Oct. 18 gathering with more than 100 students, faculty, staff, alumni and Board of Trust members in attendance. Vanderbilt was the first higher education institution to partner with the Posse Scholars in 1989.

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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center celebrates 35 years

Oct. 25, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center marked its 35th anniversary during Reunion Weekend, celebrating the impact of its innovative programming, support and services to students, faculty and staff at Vanderbilt.

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